Are you, or someone you are close to, planning a wedding? If so, you know that there are tons of choices, and so many things to plan for. Bridal bouquets and other wedding flowers are just a small part of the planning, but they can be a time-consuming affair. Here are some ideas to help move things along.
There are many beautiful color combinations that can be mixed with white roses as well. If you like blue or violet, delphiniums are a nice choice.
Speaking of the bridesmaids, what are they going to carry? Sometimes these ladies have a smaller version of the bridal bouquet, or they have single flower that is white or a color that matches with their dresses. A simple group of pink carnations can look pretty too.
Geraniums can be a nice alternative to carnations in violet, red, or pink. A fresh ranunculus has lots of petals, and looks like such a nice full flower. They are slightly bigger and fluffier than carnations, and would also make a great alternative to carnations.
The flowers can be white with ribbons that match with the bridesmaid dresses, or they can matched with the dresses, and the ribbons could be white. Small to medium flowers should be used in a small arrangements of no more than three flowers (not including baby breaths).
There are very realistic and beautiful imitation flowers available at arts and crafts stores that would serve the purpose. They are much easier to preserve, and you can get them in advance without worrying about them wilting.
Remember to have fun, and relax as much as possible. Flowers are nothing compared to the long wonderful life ahead, after the special day is done.